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Tech Industry’s Ad Push Stalling Antitrust Bill, Klobuchar Says

Amy Klobuchar 

Amy Klobuchar 

Photographer: Tasos Katopodis/UPI/Bloomberg

An “incredible onslaught of money” against a landmark bill meant to rein in the power of the biggest US technology companies has been an obstacle to passing the legislation, according to Senator Amy Klobuchar, the primary sponsor of the bill.

Those dollars have funded advertisements designed to stir opposition to the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, targeting citizens in both Republican and Democratic states, she said Tuesday at the Code Conference in Los Angeles.